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Dr. Randye Semple is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the 
Keck School of Medicine of USC (University of Southern California). 
The title of her talk is “Mindfulness Matters to Children: Cultivating Mindfulness During Childhood”.

Additional information for Dr. Semple’s talk: Mindfulness Matters Handout and Special Offer for Dr. Semple’s Book

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C.A.F.E.229 Compassion in Action, Freedom, Enlightenment

The C.A.F.E.229 webinar, hosted by the Tzu Chi Center For Compassionate Relief located at 229 East 60th Street in New York, casts a light on different aspects of contemplative living, and their benefits for self and others. Examined from a variety of perspectives, a contemplative lifestyle will emerge as one that encompasses altruistic tendencies, mindfulness and positive transformation, and wisdom. These themes are echoed in the words that constitute the C.A.F.E. name: Compassion in Action, Freedom, Enlightenment.

Speakers will come from the fields of psychology, health care, clinical research, religious practice and studies, philosophy, arts and culture, communications, global studies, and service-learning.

TUNE IN ON FRIDAY, OCT 23, 2020
LIVE AT 4 PM PST | 6 PM CST | 7 PM EST

This webinar is free and open to the public. RSVP now to receive updates on upcoming events:

WEBINAR 2020-2021

Compassion in Action, Freedom, Enlightenment

C.A.F.E. 229 Series 1

Transforming Distress into Compassion: Mindful Living in Action

Examined from a variety of perspectives, a contemplative lifestyle will emerge as one that encompasses altruistic tendencies, mindfulness and positive transformation, and wisdom. These themes are echoed in the words that constitute the C.A.F.E. name: Compassion in Action, Freedom, Enlightenment.

Speakers will come from the fields of psychology, health care, clinical research, religious practice and studies, philosophy, arts and culture, communications, global studies, and service-learning.

Watch our C.A.F.E.229 talk series on the third Friday of each month from July to December 2020.

TUNE IN ON FRIDAY, OCT 23, 2020
LIVE AT 4 PM PST | 6 PM CST | 7 PM EST
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Peter Lin, Ph.D.

Associate Chair and  Professor of Psychology, St. Joseph’s College New York
New York Licensed Psychologist

Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara

Abbot, Village Zendo, New York
Ph.D. (Media Ecology)
Zen Priest and Certified Zen Teacher in the Soto Tradition

Dr. Deborah Middleton

Director of the Mindfulness and Performance Research Project,  University of Huddersfield (UK)
Co-Editor, Journal of Performance and Mindfulness

Dr. Randye J. Semple

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Keck School of Medicine of USC (University of Southern California)

Matthieu Ricard

Buddhist monk, photographer, international best-selling author, humanitarian, and prominent speaker worldwide.

Coming in November.

David Listen

Zen monk for 10 years in the Chan tradition
Specializes in leading intensive meditation retreats and guiding people in mindful living
Mental Health Counselor, L.P.

Coming in December.

These webinars are free and open to the public. RSVP now to receive updates on upcoming events:

Event Highlights

Awake in the World – Contemplative Arts as Mindfulness in Action

Sept 18, 2020

Deb Middleton, director of the Performance and Mindfulness Project, will talk about contemplative arts as a way to develop mindfulness and compassion.

Mindfulness Matters to Children: Cultivating Mindfulness During Childhood

Oct 23, 2020

Dr. Semple will describe some of the adaptations to adult mindfulness activities that are necessary to engage children while responding to their developmental needs.

Join Us for the Virtual World Premiere of Karuna With Matthieu Ricard

Nov 20, 2020

Buddhist monk and best-selling author Matthieu Ricard will introduce this special documentary and share his reflections on compassion in action and mindful living.

Mindfulness Matters to Children: Cultivating Mindfulness During Childhood

Oct 23, 2020

Dr. Semple will describe some of the adaptations to adult mindfulness activities that are necessary to engage children while responding to their developmental needs.

Join Us for the Virtual World Premiere of Karuna With Matthieu Ricard

Nov 20, 2020

Buddhist monk and best-selling author Matthieu Ricard will introduce this special documentary and share his reflections on compassion in action and mindful living.

Mindfulness and Mental Health Services

Dec 18, 2020

In this talk, David Listen shares his understanding and experience of the integration of the timeless Buddhist practice of mindfulness & the approach of modern mental health services.

About Tzu Chi Center For Compassionate Relief

The Tzu Chi Center for Compassionate Relief in New York is located at 229 E 60th Street in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
The first floor features exhibits showcasing Tzu Chi’s environmental protection initiatives.
The first showroom in the United States of Tzu Chi’s proprietary DA.AI Technology, which is used to create eco-friendly products, is located on the first floor.
The second floor presents a multimedia exhibit of Tzu Chi’s global relief efforts and a “Bodhi Tree” where visitors can add well wishes.
The third floor offers multimedia exhibits above Tzu Chi’s founding and history and the Jing Si Abode in Taiwan.

Support Us

The Tzu Chi Center For Compassionate Relief operates under the umbrella of Tzu Chi USA, the American chapter of global Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation. Join our family by supporting Tzu Chi USA’s humanitarian aid.

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